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Wharton Music Center Presents Meet the Orchestra—Woodwinds At Morris Museum

Wharton Music Center presents the first of its Meet the Orchestra Series focusing on the woodwind section on Sunday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Morris Museum located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. Designed to introduce children to different sections of the orchestra, Meet the Orchestra is sponsored in part by the Summit Area Public Foundation. The concert is free and open to the public. 

The concert features the New Jersey Youth Symphony Woodwind Quintet, wind students of New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) who have been specially selected for their musical achievements. The quintet includes Isabel 

Kaspriskie, Horn; Kevin Lieu, Clarinet; Graham Deubner, Bassoon; Ethan Whang, Oboe; and Melissa Danitz, Flute. The woodwind quintet, under the direction of Dr. Bärli Nugent of the Juilliard School, will perform and invite audience members to touch and explore the instruments as well as ask questions of the NJYS students. 

The next performance of the Meet the Orchestra Series—Meet the Strings—at the Morris Museum is Saturday, December 14 at 12:30 p.m. and features the New Jersey Youth Symphony String Quartet. 

Wharton Music Center, located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, provides music, theatre, and dance instruction, educational programs, and performances for children, teens, and adults. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in musical theatre, dance, drama, choral music, vocal music, music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WMC is one of New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts center serving students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, and other surrounding counties.

 WMC offers orchestral and ensemble music education for grades 3 through 12 through New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) located at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. NJYS, one of the foremost youth orchestras in the state, has eleven orchestras and ensembles for which auditions are held annually. NJYS’s premiere orchestra, Youth Symphony, has performed in internationally renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.  

The mission of Wharton Music Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is to advance excellence and education in the performing arts. For more nformation, visitwww.WhartonMusicCenter.org or www.NJYS.org.

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